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Marianne T. Stecher

Professor; Graduate Program Coordinator
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206-543-6084
Raitt 305 Z
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 3 pm - 5 pm or by appointment

Biography

PhD, Scandinavian Languages & Literatures, UC Berkeley, 1990
MA, Scandinavian Languages & Literature, University of Washington, 1981
BA, History and Scandinavian Languages & Literature, UC Berkeley, 1978

Marianne Stecher is professor of Danish and Scandinavian Studies and works in literary studies, cultural studies and history. Marianne oversees the Danish program at UW and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Scandinavian literature and culture as well as courses in the  European Studies program.   She has published scholarship on Danish writers,  Isak Dinsen (Karen Blixen), Thorkild Hansen, and Hans Christian Andersen among others, and served as volume editor for two reference works on Danish writers. Her recent book, The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen’s Essays – On Gender, Nazi Germany, and Colonial Desire (2014) attracted wide attention in the Danish press. Her current book  project explores Nordic history, fiction and film about World War II in the context of cultural memory; it is an edited collection of essays entitled Nordic War Stories (publisher will be Berghahn Books).  Professor Stecher is Graduate Program Coordinator for the graduate degree programs in Scandinavian Studies and serves actively on committees and advisory boards, including American Scandinavian Foundation grants and fellowships committee (2011 - 2018); Danish Academic Network in America (past president 2012-2018),  The Gudrun Gytel Scholarship Fund, and Modern Language Association (CLCS Nordic Chair 2018 - 2019). 

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Professional Affiliations: 
American Scandinavian Foundation, Danish Society of Language and Literature, Modern Language Association, Society for Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, Association for Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada.

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